Lorengau

Suspect in EC office break-in apprehended

Manus provincial police commander (PPC), Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the suspect was picked up last Friday, July 5th, at the Ward 5 market in Lorengau, where he was later charged.

Frustrated at the incident of June 28th, PPC Yapu said this is the fourth time the PNG Electoral Commission office was broken into.

He said people must respect this office as they are ready to go out and deliver the LLG Elections for the people of Manus to elect their leaders for their ward level.

Murder suspect arrested after 6 years

He appeared at the Lorengau District court on March 8th.

28-year-old Sorou James of Derembat village was arrested by police after he allegedly killed a Gabriel Kirah, also from the same village, on December 30th, 2011.

He was charged with wilful murder for allegedly hitting the deceased on the back of his head with a timber, causing instant death.

Police also alleged he carried the deceased’s body to his house, tied a rope around his neck and hung him on the verandah to make it look like a suicide.

Dawn raid sees drugs confiscated

Manus police said a senior Government officer and LLG manager in Manus, was arrested today for supplying and distributing home brew to youths in Lorengau town. He was later released on K300 bail.

The 44 year old, Andrian Umitel from Awin village, Nigoherm LLG and two others were picked up this morning following a dawn raid on two islands near Lorengau.

PPC Manus, Chief Inspector David Yapu said local police with the assistance of Mobile squad 18, conducted the raid at 5am today, confiscating drugs with cash monies from the drug sales.

Juveniles arrested for stealing

The three allegedly broke into a shop, owned by a Bangladeshi man in Lorengau, and got away with cash and goods worth K36,061.50.

Manus PPC, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said they broke into the shop using a bolt cutter and took off with K20,500 cash and cigarettes worth K15,561.50.

Meanwhile, a 36-year-old man from Manus has also been arrested and charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor.

Police say the accused was under the influence of alcohol when he entered the victim’s house through the window while she was asleep and assaulted her.

Boat carrying 6 goes missing

The boat, carrying four females and two males, was returning to Wewak on Saturday (March 4) after their betelnut sales run to Lorengau.

A Manus woman is amongst those missing while the rest are from Tarawai Island, Murik and Maprik in the East Sepik Province.

Acting provincial police commander, Senior Inspector David Yapu, told Loop PNG the missing boat was reported on Friday 10 March after it did not reach Wewak.

Manus Police: Respect our laws

Acting Provincial Police Commander Senior Inspector David Yapu issued the appeal on Monday after another Asylum Seeker was arrested and charged in Lorengau for being in possession of Marijuana.

He said police will be hard on them (foreigners) if they continue to break the laws of the country.

The man from Iraq, 25-year-old Ahmad Jasham was picked up by police at the boat shed at Lorengau town.

Jasham is expected to appear in court this week.

This is the seventh arrest involving those processed at the Regional Processing Center since the New Year.